Small but serious about publishing

About Us

Claret Press was founded in 2015 as an independent press and our books are now read and
enjoyed all over the world. We love stories that are engaging, relevant and fun.
Claret Press books are entertaining, intelligent and distinctive, introducing readers to new ideas, unexplored places and pivotal events. Our fiction and creative non-fiction explore the human spirit and our shared world through deeply interesting and engaging narratives, often with a political edge.

New York audiobook producers Essential AudioBooks has turned seven of our books into
audiobooks. In Germany, Drachenhaus Verlag has published the German translation of Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta. Black Tea by Stephen Morris has been shortlisted for the RSL Christopher Bland Award.  


We publish a limited number of books a year across all formats, and are committed to quality writing, informed editorial engagement, high production values and bespoke marketing.

​Claret Press meets all the costs of editing, designing, publishing and marketing our books.
You can order Claret Press books in any bookshop or via eplatforms like Book Depository
and Amazon. All our books are also available as ebooks. We support our local bookshops. To
find a bookshop near you, click on the Find Your Local Bookshop button here.

Submitting to Claret Press

If you're interested in submitting to Claret Press, send us a cover letter and a 25 page writing sample. Our email address is We'll try to get back to you in a few weeks. 


Genres include:

20th century historical: untold moments and stories from pivotal points in modern history; biographies and turbulent memoirs set in fraught locations; issue-led romances and narratives


action: political thrillers, suspense, mysteries and adventures

comedy: escapist fun with a political edge

We don't publish the following: poetry, self help or spiritual, erotica, kiddie books, picture books, art books, cookbooks, academic, educational, textbooks or screeds. We also don't republish self-published books, 

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